New Android 8.1 WiFi Speed Label Feature Rolling out to Devices

Who: For all Android users on the 8.1 update.

What: Android 8.1 WiFi Speed Labels basically tell you if your surrounding WiFi networks are slow or fast in a straightforward manner.

How Does It Work: When you turn on WiFi and pull up a list of nearby WiFi networks, your phone will tell you if they are Slow, OK, Fast, or Very Fast.                                                                                                                            

Google’s speed label definition

  • Slow: If you can use Wi-Fi calling, you can make phone calls and send texts.
  • OK: You can read webpages, use social media, and stream music.
  • Fast: You can stream most videos.
  • Very Fast: You can stream very high-quality videos.


If you want to opt out of this feature then follow the steps. Settings>Network & Internet>Wi-Fi>Wi-Fi Preferences>Advanced>Network rating provider and choosing “None.”






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